Saturday, August 10, 2013

It’s Zhongguo Meng, stupid! (Interview, Shanghai Daily)

"Salaries in China are still too low, so most employees tend to stay close to the mother lode, like little children. Many feel “wu nai” – helpless. This inhibits their creativity and drive for self-actualization." 

Yao Minji (Emily Yao) from Shanghai Daily sits down with Thorsten Pattberg from Peking University to discuss the Chinese Dream. Dr. Pattberg argues that Chinese key concepts should not be translated, and explains why, in his view, the Zhongguo Meng is very different from the American Dream.(July 2013)